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because we were here together, and we leave together if we have to. >> in real life, there are few perfect endings, few cut and dried nclusions. one thing i've learned during this year-long investigation, to some extent we are all living on the fence line, all of us. like the people of mossville, we are potentially exposed to dangerous chemicals. a wild shootout at an ohio trailer park leaves one deputy dead and another, that man you see there, wounded. the sheriff says it's a terrible tragedy for the community. we'll hear his emotional words. and police in a new tactic in the fight against drunk driving. it's called a no refusal
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checkpoint. some say it's the best way to stop offenders, but others say it's over the top law enforcement. and also a strange mystery in arkansas. thousands of birds literally falling dead from the sky. scientists believe the deaths may be stress-related. what's that about? we'll tell you, and first a developing story that we've been following through. can you call this the naval version of viewer discretion advised. body videos shown to the "uss enterprise" during the time of war in 2006 and 2007. the navy, now investigating, after the videos ended up on the website. this is captain owen honors who now commands the "enterprise" at the time he was second in line and our pentagon correspondent barbara starr is following this for us. >> reporter: first the navy said the videos were not meant to offend, but now they are calling them inappropriate and trying to figure out how honors got this promotion to command the
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"enterprise." who do they show? some of the material uses cursing such as the "f" word. have a listen. >> [ bleep ]. what are you talking about. [ bleep ]. i just [ bleep ] can't get that. keep the [ bleep ] toilet paper in there. you [ bleep ], too, didn't you? [ bleep ]. just [ bleep ] with you. >> reporter: this video shown to the u.s. navy made by their commander. there are also anti-gay slurs, simulated sex and simulated medical exams. we're not shock any of that here, but there is also a scene with two women believed to be in a shower. watch. ♪
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now honors repeatedly says on the video that the bosses, you know, the commander at the time and an admiral on board the ship didn't know anything about any of this. you know, i think that's what the investigation is really going to focus on. how could other senior officers not known what was the environment on board this aircraft carrier that made anybody think this was okay. "the enterprise" is now scheduled under his command to deploy in less than two weeks. it's worth noting that these videos were made when the carrier was in the middle east supporting the soldiers and marines who are fighting and dying. >> thanks to barbara starr, our pentagon correspondent. as she mentioned, a navy spokesman has called the videos inappropriate. cnn reached out to honors for comment. so far though he has not responded. it's been a long time coming
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for 9/11's first responders. they can now though get federal coverage for health problems that they face back to their time working at ground zero. president obama signed the bill while on vacation in hawaii. there was no official signing ceremony, but the white house did release this photo here. congress pushed the bill through last month in that lame duck session. it creates a $4 billion program for first responders who say that they got sick while working in the rubble at ground zero. new york senator kirsten gillibrand helped bring this bill back from the dead before congress went to recess. >> this is something that's important to the american people, and that's why fundamentally this is a triumph of our democracy, of the american people demanding a response for these first responders and for the families that live at ground zero, the victims who also inhaled these toxins for weeks and months and a lot of children are now suffering from asthma and other grave health effects. >> the full name of the bill is actually the james growingan 9/11 health and
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compensation act. he was a new york city police detective and died from a respiratory illness at just 34. he's often cited as the first nypd officer to die from exposure to toxic chemicals at the nis site. he was not a known smoker, no history asthma and his family says he spent 450 hours work at ground zero after the attacks. in west central ohio, the man who killed a sheriff's deputy on new year's day has been identified now, 57-year-old michael ferryman. he was found dead inside of a mobile home after an intense gun battle with police. officer jeremy bloom was wounded in the standoff. he's now in fair condition. i should warn you. the video of officer bloom being wounded is graphic. . the shooting started after deputy suzanne hopper was killed by ferryman while she was investigating reports of gunfire in the trailer park.
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police say ferryman killed hopper with a single shotgun blast before she had time to even draw her weapon. hopper was 40 years old, a veteran of the clark county sheriff's department. she was married and had two children. funeral arrangements are pending. still ahead, sheriff kelly's emotional description of this event which he calls the worst day of his 24 years as sheriff. chileans are assessing the impact of a 7.1 earthquake. it struck about seven hours ago near the town. people could feel it all the way in the capital santiago about 400 miles away, but except for cutting some power and phone lines, damage does appear to be minimal at this point, and no tsunami warning was issued. you may recall an 8.8 quake hit neither city of concepcion last february killing hundreds of people and causing widespread damage. you know, it's not an alfred hitchcock move, but a couple of real life mysteries playing out in arkansas. tonight, we got some word that
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some 100,000 dead fish have washed up on the shores of the arkansas river. and then about 125 miles away people in the town of bebe, arkansas are dealing with this here, a real life horror story. up to 5,000 blackbirds, they just fell out of sky, and this happened just before midnight on new year's eve. >> thought the mayor was messing with me when he called me. he got me up at 4:00 in the morning and told me we had birds falling out of the sky. >> very bizarre. tomorrow the arkansas game and fish commission will begin testing to determine why so many birds and fish died. after the break, we'll talk to the agency spokesman to find out what the heck is going on there in arkansas. er ] black is always flattering. myth. flakes are the only sign of an unhealthy scalp. also a myth. there are several signs of an unhealthy scalp... and the fact is, head & shoulders works on those too. with 7 scalp and hair benefits including relieving dryness, itch, even oiliness.
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now back to those massive fish and bird kills in arkansas. up to 5,000 blackbirds just fell from the sky in the town of be beebe. this happened just before midnight on new year's eve and tonight we're learning 100,000 fish have washed up on the shores of the arkansas river, which is about 125 miles from where the birds fell. joining us now by phone from little rock is keith stevens, the spokesman for the arkansas game and fish commission. keith, jacqui jeras also here with us. what is going on here? these are two very unusual circumstances. >> pretty strange things going on here in arkansas. unusual events that we don't often see. we do have fish dieoffs from time to time. obviously this is a pretty large one. so it's got our attention. birds, that's really unusual. we've had birds that have fallen out of sky before but not in this number. >> heard birds fall out of the sky due to storms and
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thunderstorms and things like that. what do you think happened? >> well, we think there's a possibility that maybe some new year's eve revelers in the area where the birds were roosting may have shot some fireworks off and stressed the birds to the point where they actually died. >> we're talking -- in the break you were thinking it literally might have been they had heart attacks because it was such a fright for them. >> it's possible. we'll send the birds off to two testing facilities where they will doey y inecropsies on the. it's really pointing to that. it obviously could be a weather event, but we're kind of leaning the other way. >> 5,000 birds. that's a lot of birds and they were scattered across a pretty large area as well. give us the details. people woke up and the birds were in their yards. >> that's right. it happened just before midnight. one of our wildlife officers was actually on the scene by the
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time they got there. still birds on the scene falling. a rural area of arkansas and a lot of blackbirds that tend to migrate around the agricultural fields in the state, and they were roosting in an area where they typically roost, and there were some people in the subdivision they were shooting fireworks off and celebration of new year's and may have caused this. we just don't know this at this point. >> keith, back to the fish. what are the different things. you said this happens from time to time although this is a big one. what are the different reasons for a fish kill like this? >> most of the time when we did have fish kills, it's low oxygen levels, and the fish can't breathe or the water is too warm for our trout, but they are usually really small. sometimes we do have diseases that -- that will kill fish, but they are usually very small. this was a pretty wide area. about 20 miles of the arkansas river, but it was only one
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species of fish, so we feel like we'll narrow it down to some kind of a disease. >> what are people in arkansas saying there, keith? i mean, this is kind of weird. two pretty strange things in two days. >> well, we're just waiting on the locusts, i guess that come in next. it's just really strange to have those so close together, you know. i hope that it's not a sign of anything, but, you know, you never know. >> yeah. well, yeah. just waiting for the locusts. at least you have a sense of humor about it. keith stephens. >> keep in touch. want to find out what caused this. >> keith stephens with the arkansas game and fish commission. thank you very much. now picture this. you get stopped at a dui checkpoint, and instead of taking a breathalyzer you refuse. all right. that's your choice, but in some states get ready to have your blood drawn, because a fair enforcement of the law, is it, that's what some people are calling this policy, or is it an
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overreach of police power? we'll be discussing that. and a picture that's worth a thousand words, maybe one that will spark criticism in washington this week perhaps. secretary of state hillary clinton, venezuelan president hugo chavez getting friendly in brazil.
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with all of the holiday drinking right now, you've probably seen some police roadblocks out there, and if you get stopped or suspected dui, good luck trying to refuse the breathalyzer. nine states now use no refusal checkpoints. what does that mean? well, police can immediately get a judge's order to draw blood. if you say no to the breathalyzer, this is a pretty big deal because one in four, that's right, one in four dui suspects refuse to blow into that plastic tube. new hampshire significantly higher. 81% will not voluntarily take the test. now, you may not be surprised. no refusal is pretty controversial. groups like mothers against drunk driving say it's necessary to save lives but civil libertarians say this is an overreach of police power. joining me now warren depram, the assistant district attorney in houston.
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he's a strong proponent of the no refusal program. with me here in atlanta is criminal defense attorney b.j. bernstein. first, we'll start with warren in houston. explain, warren, how this works. how can a cop at a traffic stop immediately get a judge's order for a blood test? >> well, it's through the use of the internet and technology. not doing it out on the streets. they are actually taken to a centralized facility, a police department or some sort of a fire station or some place where all the tools are in place to get that search warrant reviewed and signed by a judge and to get that blood taken as soon as the search warrant is signed. >> so you're saying it's not done right out there. there's no judge necessarily right there or there is? >> no. there's no judge on the street. we do have batmobiles or portable breath alcohol testing mobile units that we use with the montgomery county sheriff's office or the houston police department. every now and then we have nurses and judges available there that we take people to a centralized facility where it's sterilized and the judges are separated from the defendants
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and from the suspects and the police, so it -- it's a pretty extensive operation. but all it takes is an arrest, quick five-minute transport to the closest police station and we can get a search warrant drafted and reviewed and signed, and under five minutes. >> but i think the point, b.j., that you would make is this is an orchestrated situation where e judge is standing by, ready to make a ruling, and you have some major concerns about this, and you feel like this is an overreach. >> an overreach in terms of what warren just said, where he said here's the person driving up to a roadblock which normally we're all used to and we've accepted and give a driver's license, an opportunity for an officer to look at our eyes and listen to our speech and see signs of intoxication to see whether a breathalyzer should be administered. rather here he just said it. he arrests someone and takes them to a judge for simply saying no when laws historically have been that the right to drive. don't have a right to drive in this country, but when you
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refuse, it does an effect on your license. you lose your license in some states, either one to two years for refusing, but that's very different from saying i'm okay with my blood being taken. >> some might say if you're refusing, even if there is a consequence for refusing, a person might be refusing to do the breathalyzer because they have been hoping to give themselves a little time for their blood alcohol level to go down. isn't refusing in a way something that should be punished? isn't it in a way an admission oh, no, i know i'm going over the limit here. >> it is punishing in terms of taking your driver's license through civil things. regardless, we're talking about a criminal case. the constitutional rules apply and, yes, there's been u.s. supreme court precedent to allow a blood test to be taken, but thais that's based on probable cause, and would i argue that it's a slippery slope for a misdemeanor offense that probable cause is just because you don't choose to take a government test that is not
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required by law. >> warren, how is this better, do you think? how is this better than the current -- i mean, obviously this is going on in jurisdictions in several states, but how is this better than those jurisdictions that are not using the no refusal plan? >> there are people that are watching the people tonight that are alive because of this program. if my jurisdiction of about 500,000 people, our dwi fatality rates have dropped off close to 20%. we've gone almost two years during the program's operational hours without an alcohol-related fatality where an innocent victim was killed. you cannot argue with the fact that it saves lives, and i'm glad to hear that some attorneys acknowledge that it is constitutional. we don't even have to get search warrants in blood and dwi cases but we could. give extra due proses to our suspects. not like we're pulling people off the street. they do field sobriety tests, fail field sobriety tests and given an opportunity to comply
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with the law and it's only offer that that they present a search warrant to a neutral and attached a magistrate. in addition to saving lives, we've reduced our number of dwis significantly, close to 30%. our crashes, everything. our conviction rate. everything is close to 100% with this and last lit benefit of the program is we also save a sample for defense attorneys so if they want to get independent testing with the blood, we do that as well so there's no down side to this program. it saves lives. it reduced costs and put more police officers on the street and done almost instantaneously and most states without legislative involvement or approval. >> let me ask you this, b.j., as a criminal defense attorney. this is not going to be -- just quickly. this is not going to be the last that we see of this. i imagine this discussion is going to continue in court. >> it's going to be in the court because he's saying something that he does in his jurisdiction, other jurisdictions are not doing. judges on the side of the roads.
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they are not doing these pre-testing and field sobriety tests. refusal. hi, judge, he refused, get him arrested and that's going to create problems. >> and take a blood sample. >> and take a blood sample. >> this conversation will continue in a court of law. b.j. bernstein, criminal defense attorney here with us in atlanta and warren, assistant district attorney in atlantla attorney. thanks for being with us. a shootout at an ohio trailer park. one deputy killed and another injured. the sheriff's emotional words as he talks about those fallen ahead. and iran claims to have shot down two drone spy planes from the west.
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checking some of our top stories now. signs of a thaw in the frigid relations between the u.s. and venezuela, secretary of state hillary clinton shook hands with venezuelan president hugo chavez in brazil this weekend. they were both attending the inauguration of brazil's new president. venezuelan television said the two discussed specific issues in a brief and formal conversation. no word though on what those issues were. a u.s. military official says he's not aware of any missing spy planes. the statement comes after iran claimed today to have shot down two western drones over the persian gulf. iranian media report a revolutionary guard official accused western powers of sending the planes to take pictures. he also said iran has built duplicates from western spy planes that have been shot down previously. universal studios is looking for the cause of a fire that forced officials to evacuate an area of an orlando theme park yesterday.
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the fire led to the indefinite closure of a water flume ride. some guests there, they complained about smoke. no one though sought medical assistance and that ride, as i mentioned, has closed indefinitely. devastating flooding in australia has claimed at least one life. a woman whose body was found after her car was overrun by floodwaters. rising waters will likely force the evacuation of more than 1,000 people. the flooding has had a direct impact on nearly a quarter million people. and it's back home and back to work for many after a holiday break, and for some it is going to be a pretty soggy monday, jacqui jeras, what's going on? it's the west coast, brianna. it's been storm after storm after storm. >> no respite. >> and the storm we've been dealing with, unfortunately, is a lingerer, and it's going to stick around. for tomorrow it's impacting travel. we still have delays at this hour. if you're trying to get into san francisco. the delays are at least two hours so that's arrival delays
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and kind of getting late in the day. expect that for tomorrow. our low pressure system system has been off shore bringing copious amounts of rainfall into the valleys and, yeah, we've been seeing snow into the higher elevations. we've even been seeing snow in some unusual places. yeah. this is video that we got out of arbuckle, california. this video from yesterday. pretty low elevation of getting snow like this? doesn't happen every day. you can see people having fun on it though throwing snowballs and getting out and enjoying some of the weather so it was welcome news for some of you, but certainly not welcome for those of you trying to travel. we've been seeing the focus of the heavy rain and snow into southern california this time around. los angeles steady throughout much of the day. snow along the grapevine, aligning i-5 and even down into san diego we've been seeing that snow storm. the low pressure system storm system has cut off from the main jet stream. that's why it's taken time drifting down to the south. that will move into las vegas as
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well. you'll expect to see weather-related delays there. the east coast, you've had some trouble today. primarily due to the low cloud and the rain. tomorrow we think for the most part this begins to pull out of there. high pressure in control so we're looking at better weather. hard to believe it was just a week ago we were dealing with that huge blizzard, and now so much of that snow has melted with the warmer temperatures and the rain that we've had this weekend. >> certainly melted in washington, d.c., and i could use ten more degrees. that would be great. >> a few more. >> yeah. >> see what i can do. >> 30s, too much for me. >> too much for my california blood. thank you very much. still ahead, a new congress in session this week and republicans taking over the house, what effect is this going going to have on bipartisanship in washington? we'll hear from our deputy political director paul steinhaweser when we come back, an adoption and reunion for two young children in tennessee. we'll be hearing from their new parents coming up.
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some of today's political headlines. michael steele will go head-to-head with the five candidates trying to take his job as leader of the republican national committee. the gop chairman has agreed to take part in a debate tomorrow. steele hoping to win a second term leading the rnc. his tenure has been plagued by controversy, even as he led republicans to historic gains in the 2010 mid-term elections. and the head of the democratic national committee says it's unlikely there will be any democratic primary opposition for president obama in 2012.
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dnc chairman tim kaine made that prediction today on cnn's "state of the union" and he also expects to continue as party chairman for the next two-year term. south carolina republican senator lindsey graham thinks myth romney is the leading gop presidential candidate for 2012. in an interview he said the front-runner has to be the most electable conservative and right now that's romney. romney lost the 2008 presidential nomination to arizona senator john mccain. he has yet to make an official announcement about his 2012 plans. congress is back returning for a new session on wednesday, and before recess you'll recall they passed a flurry of bills. there were tax cuts, a new nuclear treaty with russia. also a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. it couldn't have happened without bipartisanship, but will that spirit continue when the gop takes over the house? let's bring in cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser. is there any chance that these
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lawmakers are going to get along in the new session as we saw them getting alon in the lame duck? >> there's a chance but the odds are not as good. the chance that the holiday spirit that we saw in december may not linger in the new year and here's why. the 111th congress that did all those things in the lame duck. that's gone now, and we know the 112th congress gets sworn in, as you said, on wednesday, and it's a very different congress. republicans with big victories in the mid-term elections will have a very large majority in the house. will run the house for the first time in four years and in the senate they will have a larger and stronger minority. it's going to make, you know, going to make compromising with the president a little tougher maybe because a lot of these people, a lot of new republican lawmakers were elected thanks to a lot of support from tea party activists and other conservatives who really don't want to see much compromise with the president and democrats in congress. the other thing. you mentioned the big issues in the lame duck session. well, there was a lot of support on both sides of the aisle. both democrats and republicans in congress and across the country for those things, like
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the tax cuts, repealing don't ask, don't tell and the treaty with russia. they will have to tackle with lawmakers and the white house, the next couple of months, a budget. the lame duck kept the lights on in congress through late march with the budget actually so they have to do a new budget. the deficit and debt ceiling for the country and republicans will try to repeal health care. not a lot of common ground between democrats and republicans on these issues that are now in front of them. my question is to you because your day job, here in washington covering congress. where do you think house republicans will start first? >> this first vote, this is the opportunity for republicans in the house to real make a statement. what is the first thing they will put on the floor, and the answer, paul, it's still a bit of a secret. we know generally what it could be. on the one hand you mentioned health care reform. they say they will make good on a campaign promise to repeal it. republicans hit hard on this on the sunday shows today, but sources are saying that while republicans, you know, definitely going to take it up here in the next month before
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the state of the union. they are not necessarily saying at this point it will be the first voice. the thing, as you know, democrats still control the senate. you just said that. they control the white house. this would obviously be a symbolic vote, a total repeal of health care because house republicans will try to go on and dismantle health care in more incremental ways. seems possible that the first vote, if not one, could be one of their first votes, that it's going to be about spending cuts, the economy, jobs. this is what republicans are really taking away from the election, that americans want their government to handle the economy better. the government spending is a big concerning and, of course, as you mentioned, paul, republicans and democrats, they have very important differences how to deal with issues so there will be friction there. let's talk about california. governor arnold schwarzenegger leaving office tomorrow. are californians looking to turn back the clock? former governor jerry brown is assuming the office here. >> almost like back to the future. seeing pictures for arnold
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schwarzenegger. came in seven years ago arranges action hero and hollywood star. wanted to tackle the budget in california. not that easy and leaves with his state, the most popular state in the nation facing even more tougher budget problems. a lot of big deficits. as you mentioned, yeah, the new guy back to the future and it's jerry brown. the two-term governor from the mid-1970s into the early 1980s. won election to his old job in november beating meg whitman, the republican, and he's got a tough task in front of him because the state faces a lot more when it comes to budget cuts and service cuts. it's not easy out there, and he'll have his hands full, no doubt about it. >> politics is a tough game. no doubt. paul steinhauser for us in washington. thanks for that. >> thank you. coming up, a deadly shootout in ohio caught on tape. that overs that you just saw shot there, he is expected to be okay, but sadly there was another who was killed.
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we'll tell you exactly what happened there. plus, the navy now investigating some raunchy videos that were shown to the crew of a whole u.s. aircraft carrier. why they feature the current captain of the ship.
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funeral arrangements are pending for an ohio sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty new year's day. 40-year-old deputy susan hopper was at a trailer park in ohio to investigate reports of gunfire. her life ended a moment later with a shotgun blast from one of the trailers. what happened next was violent and disturbing. in fact, you may not want to watch this. another officer was wounded in the ensuing shootout, but he is
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expected to survive. the voice that you'll hear is clark county sheriff gene kelley. . >> the suspect inside opened fire. and struck a german township police officer. >> get over here and get over here now. >> he's currently in miami valley, and it appears to me right now that he's in serious condition, but they tell me that he's believed to be -- he will be okay. and it appears that the door of the trailer opened. the suspect struck the deputy and fatally wounding a deputy. he did enter the trailer. the suspect was deceased
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apparently from the exchange of gunfire with deputies. our deputy never had the opportunity to return fire or take cover. the deputy was an outstanding deputy and is married and a parent of two children. this is the worst day in my 24 years as a sheriff of clark county. >> now, as we said, the officer who was wounded in that gun battle is expected to survive. the dead suspect has been identified as 57-year-old michael ferryman. let's check some of our top stories now. president obama took time from his hawaiian vacation to sign the bill granting federal health coverage to 9/11 first responders. this is a law that creates a $4 billion program for first responders who say they wrecks posed to toxic chemicals at ground zero. it was a long battle, but congress pushed it through in a lame duck session last month.
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the navy is investigating some pretty bawdy videos shown to the crew of the uss "enterprise" in 2007. the clips feature captain owen honors, now the commander of "the enterprise." it's supposed to be funny skits with the ship's rules and regulations but they feature anti-gay remarks as well as simulated sex acts and lots of profanity. new video now of the terrifying moments after saturday's bombing at an egyptian church. today services were held under the watchful eye of security forces in alexandria. 21 people killed there in the blast which occurred after midnight mass. saturday's bombing has prompted angry street protests and egypt's president has vowed to find the perpetrators of the attack. and this just n.cnn has confirmed actress zsa zsa gabor is being prepped for surgery tonight to have part of her leg amputated. her publicist says doctors found
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cancerous lesions on her leg today and decided she needed to return to ronald reagan ucla medical center for surgery. the 93-year-old has been in and out of hospital several times since she broke her hip in july. cnn will be closely following developments on wall street this week. we'll be seeing if the market can keep the rally going into the new year, but we begin our look at the week ahead at the white house where president obama returns to a full agenda after his holiday vacation. >> i'm ed henry in washington, and the president doesn't return to this city from hawaii until tuesday after an extended vacation. then, he's likely to move on to making some big staff changes at the white house, starting with picking a successor to chief economic adviser larry summers, one of the most important positions in the administration as the president vows to spend the next two years focused on jobs. >> i'm paul steinhauser at the cnn political defb. back to the future in california
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tomorrow as former governor jerry brown is sworn in as the state's new governor. minnesota, nevada and wisconsin also inaugurate their new governors. the often outspoken chairman of the republican national committee michael steele is up for re-election and 1912th congress gets sworn. in the republicans will control the house and have a larger minority in the senate. >> i'm poppy harlow. individual sale results from individual retailers and all signs pointing to pretty solid gains thanks to holiday shopping and the most critical number of the week comes on friday with the december jobs report. analysts expect a gain of about 110,000 jobs for the month, but the unemployment rate is expected to remain stubbornly high at 9.8% that. said, we'll see if the market can post some gains as we kick off the new year. we'll track all the week's news for you on cnn money. >> now let's bring in our international desk editor about
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the announcements coming up overseas and we start in indonesia. >> that's right. if you think driving in traffic in new york and l.a. is bad, you do not want to be a driver in jakarta, indonesia. take a look at these pictures that we have. you have these cars that are bumper to bumper and it's a reeshlgs re real, real problem and the roads are so congested, this is crazy. the city has imposed a progressive tax on all privately owned motor vehicles, and it's 1.5% tax that they will implement starting on monday and that tax will increase for each individual vehicle a person owns. >> an interesting idea. a new oil pipeline in operation. where is this? >> the first oil pipeline that's connecting russia to china. now it started producing oil today for the first time, and if you can envision this, it's about 621 miles which is rough lit distance between atlanta to boca ratton. >> oh, wow. >> it's expected to produce 15
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million tons of crude oil. >> that is quite a lot. >> yes. >> and this story is interesting. brazil has inaugurated its first female president. >> they have, and you know what's even more interesting? is who was in attendance at her inauguration which fook place on n newyear's day and the interaction that took place between secretary of state hillary clinton and president hugo chavez. they exchanged handshakes and whether or not this helps in easing tensions between the two countries which have been strained for a while we'll wait and me. this is something that will be skut discussed here in the coming week. when a photo like this is taken this is not just a photo, this is a big deal. >> another story we're following into next week. now coming up, what a difference two minutes can make. when we come back, we'll meet a set of twins born in two different years. plus, a long-awaited adoption
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finally goes through and it ends up being a reunion for the children involved. we'll explain when we come back.
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time to go cross-country now with a look at stories that our affiliates covered today n.raleigh, north carolina, twins born a couple minutes apart but in different years. a baby boy ashton was born at
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11:58 p.m., just as 2010 drew to a close and then his twin sister alisha followed two minutes later right at midnight as 2011 gan. in san diego, a new take on graffiti. artist there has set up a workshop where he's teaching the finer points of the art form. the class is attracting all sorts of people from working professionals to students. and in brooklyn, new york, a frigid way to start the new year. oh, brrr. members of the coney island polar bear club took the plunge into icy waters to usher in 2011. something the club does every year. well, it's been a new year's like no other for a couple in tennessee. derek and kathleen hunter welcome home two adopted children from russia after waiting a lot longer than they ever anticipated. russia put all u.s. adoptions on hold last april after an american woman who adopted a russian boy sent the child back to his orphanage with a note saying she no longer wanted him. the hunters couldn't hide their
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emotions when their 1-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son finally arrived in nashville. >> with all the hurdles and everything, god was with it the whole step of the way. >> to have kids that are just needing somebody to love them and parents that just want to love kids and bring them together, it's perfect. >> it was also a reunion for the children because though they are siblings they are in separate orphanages. >> the decision made no pardon for billy the kid but when we come back we'll hear from a man who says the famous outlaw real degette a raw deal. and taking the fight against plastic bags to a whole new level. we'll tell you which country has banned them. that's next. you're going to need help... protecting some of your assets for retirement. an axa equitable annuity could give you... guaranteed income for life. i'd call them, but what do i know? i'm just the 800-pound gorilla in the room. don't worry. i'm here.
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? remember that '80s flick. emilio estevez is none other than billy the kid. the famous outlaw is back in the news because of something that did not happen. new mexico governor bill richardson on his last day in office friday declined to grant billy the kid a posthumous pardon, a promise made to billy but never honored. one of the world's most foremost attorneys is bob bosel and asked why anybody should care about somebody who died so long ago. >> it matters because as americans we always want to right a wrong or we want to get resolution and in the case of billy the kid he's arguably one of the more famous people that came out of our territory. there's over 1,000 books written on him, 40 movies so his legend has some clout, and i think the
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governor was very smart to address this and get us talking about it. >> so you are intimately familiar with all of the details of how this played out. you told me in the break that you've been kid crazy now for going on 40 years. what do you think? should he have been pardoned or not? >> well, you know, can i look at it from a couple different ways. one is, if you look at it rationally like the governor just spoke there, your rational mind has to go no way. can you not pardon someone who in our parlance is a cop killer. but if i look at it from my heart, i go, you know what? maybe we could see a way to pardon him and forgive and he really did get a raw deal, if you really look at the facts, and the third way to look at it is from my wallet -- >> you say he got a raw deal because he struck -- he struck a bargain with the governor and then what happened? >> well, he struck a deal with the governor that he would testify and get a pardon, but i think the raw deal part of it is
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that he was involved in the lincoln county war, and this was really a brutal war in which hundreds probably were killed on both sides, and the kid was operating sometimes as a deputy, deputized and serving warrants and the other side was doing the same. a lot of people think there was not enough law and in this case there was too much law sew but the raw deal is that billy the kid was the only one that was tried and prosecuted for killing someone in the lincoln county war, and other people did just as bad and ended up being solid citizens and powerful politicians and as the kid put himself. he said think it hard that i am the only one to suffer the full measure of the law, end of quote, and i think he's right you said and i interrupted and you said there's another way to look at whether he should be pardoned. >> three ways and the third way is my wallet which is i'm going
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to make a lot of money on all this attention on the sale of books so when i look at it that way i go absolutely. pardon the guy. >> very interesting. okay. let me ask you this. i mean, everyone knows about billy the kid. there's all of these books and all of these movies. he's been so romanticized over time. should he be held up as this folk hero? this is a guy who murdered a lot of people. >> well, yeah, but it's complicated the way i see it. contradictory facts. cold-blooded killer, all-american boy. resourceful, brave. everyone agreed he was a great dancer, okay. well, you put those two together and they don't go together, okay? they are contradiction, and that's what any good legend needs. you need to have this unresolvable fact and that's why we're still talking about him 130 years later.
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every weekend we like to bring you a few interesting news items you may have missed during the week. first the mom who was the model for rosy the wartime riveter has died. she passed away at a hospice in michigan. doyle was working in a plant in ann asher when a photographer snapped her picture. the poster grew even more popular in the 1980s when it was adopted by the feminist movement as a symbol of women's empowerment. and a nation known for its food is changing how folks get that food home from the market. this is all in the name of protecting the environment. as of yesterday, shopkeepers in italy are banned from using plastic bags. they can keep use will them, of course, until their existing supply runs out and then that is going to be it. italy is not alone actually. france, china and several cities around the world, many here in the u.s., have already init

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